Dear Daniel and Timothy,
I hope you don't mind me coming into the middle of your conversation and
taking this offline.
See below for comments...
Post by Timothy Pearson Post by Daniel Gröber
Yeah, sure. I'm just making these to scratch my own itch. Didn't think
there'd be enough demand for you guys to bother producing them though?
We have some internal demand still; not looking high volume at all but
maybe whip up a few spares while we're at it? :-)
The background to my attempt is as follows. I had a similar intention,
i.e., to make some to scratch my own itch. At the time I was starting
work on coreboot and OpenBMC, but unfortunately I fell very ill over New
Year 2017/2018. After that, during any time that I wasn't at work, I
was looking for a new job. I finally have found one that has been good.
It's been only a couple of weeks so far, and we're hoping it stays this
During that time I had to stop work on coreboot and OpenBMC and focus on
my health, family, and (paid!) work. Now, finally, I am starting to get
freed up enough to resume this project.
Timothy: I was intending on writing to you during that time to ask for
some advice. I hope still to do so in the near future, and I hope you
Daniel: Please could you add me to your list of "interested people"? I
am very keen to go in with a community order.
In one of my previous emails I offered to contribute financially to help
offset out-of-pocket costs. FYI, I am not representing anybody except
myself. There were no ulterior motives to my offer. I have no agenda.
I'm able to offer you a few ASMB5-iKVM modules to help you continue your
experiments if this is helpful. (And possibly one ASMB4-iKVM if I can
find a spare.) Gratis, of course. And to keep.
I mentioned in that previous message that I wanted to do something
almost exactly the same as what you have produced earlier this year.
Including releasing the designs in a libre-friendly way. The D16 I had
at the time was insufficient for methodical, analytical experimentation.
Thank you for all your work in making this happen sooner rather than later.
From my experience and the messages I received when I was working on
OpenBMC, there are indeed a lot of people who would be interested in
good quality clones of these modules.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.
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